February 3, 2018- Saturday morning and my brain needs to wake up

Hello dear February,

it’s 7.45 and I have been up since 6 am. Next to me at the café, a guy is eating a huge quantity of French toast, omelette and I wonder how this could be possible. I can hardly ship a cup of coffee at this time.

Other people also talk and they make sense at this time. My parents always impressed me in that sense.

I can hardly make any conversation.

But still, but still, I need to wake up my brain.

And continue my writing.

With something intelligible, that my wake up brain will still like a few hours later.

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February 3, 2018- Finding the best outfit for the day :-)

Hello February,

have you ever been preoccupied about what to wear? It depends of the day, I guess, and of the clothes, and of the mood…

I just couldn’t match a sweater with the rest, and somehow it took me half an hour…

on the other side, it is a present, so I am happy I got people to think of me … eh, … or this is a sign I need to spent some time looking for something fit to my taste… and means…

Finally I got a match…

Is this a reason to make my mood good or not?

An outfit is us, but it is also, our presentation to the world.

Do we need to care?

Yes, but when I feel good about me, I will see it as a game…

 

January 26, 2018- I have a great project, how do I keep my energy high?

Hello January,

I am in front of a busy 30 days, and I feel a bit tired. How do I find a way to energize myself?

I mainly have been stressing with ideas of not being good enough, or not prepared enough, or knowing all the things I am supposed to know. And giving a seminar in an art school exposes you to this type of situation.

My organisation, is like me. There is a direction, but it stays unpredictable. How do I answer to people’s need for certainty, and at the same time find fun in what I do?

Instead of stressing up in my new tasks, I need to find a way to become energised by them.

Instead of worrying if I am good enough, I could take this as granted and focus on ways this could be a fun experience for all those who participate in it?

 

January 23, 2018- Feeling challenged and finding a way through

Hello January,

after my first week in my new job, I feel like I am asked to do a lot, and I am a bit behind. Probably because this is part-time, and I have another objective that also requires dedication and focus.

And in all this, I caught myself doubting and feeling discouraged and stressed-up.

Memories of times when I wasn’t on my top came back.

It felt as if I don’t play enough.

How do I dissolve this negative self-talk?

By making every moment enjoyable.

By taking other people on the ride with me.

I have reversed tendencies many times.

By eating more healthy food.

More and better.

All these fearful ideas are my past self conceptions, based on other people.

Do I want to take them over?

How about having a definition and imposing it?

But still, respecting other people’s needs.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-edlund-md/relaxed-concentration_b_973819.html

January 22, 2018-A day with a lot of potential, and how to attract luck

Hello January,

Luck is a question again: when preparation meets opportunity a wise person has said, so how do I turn luck on my side?

To begin with, there are a few questions that bother me a little bit, and somehow I feel I need a clone to take care of everything and to satisfy everyone I am in contact with.

Certain things can get better asap. Others? Others, have been avoided (by me ;-).

I know, this is not the best strategy ever.

On the other hand, it was the best I could do for the time being.

Now, can I change in the future?

Yes I can 🙂

https://www.fabhow.com/attract-good-luck-and-fortune.html

https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2015/07/how-to-attract-good-luck/

 

January 16, 2018- Facing Beginner’s Stress- Prepare, Breath and Play

Hello January,

starting today my part-time job, I felt kind of self-conscious and stressed up: will I rise to the occasion? Will I like it enough to give my best? Etc etc…

So, what to do in this case?

To begin with, I need to identify the source.

Deep down, I wonder if I have time to write and publish, my no 1 heart’s desire, or almost.

If I stay relaxed in a busy way, I will have an hour a day. If I am focused, this should be enough, that’s how I wrote my first book.

Second, do I like what I do, well enough to invest serious effort?

I like it well enough, so I should do some serious preparation.

Apparently, if you see some pictures of handsome Brits and Irish men, as a girl, you feel better:

http://calmingbrits.tumblr.com

January 15, 2017- Monday, Motivation and our life-draft :-)

Hello January,

hello winter Monday, and let’s have a great week ahead!

I have a great conversation with my blog-friend David, who tells me that it’s possible to develop our talents and to live a life of self and global development, in great relationships.

How to?

Let’s start by asking good questions.

Do I feel fine right now?

I had a nice coffee, but the place is kind of humid and I start feeling uncomfortable.

So, let’s finish this blog post and go for a green smoothie and wash my hair … finally.

I am trying a new tool this week, Designing your Life, suggesting that it’s essential to start from where we are, and then build prototypes to get there and try them.

In every possible direction.

A friend of mine told me relationships are like that. You have to write a draft first, until you finally get it right.

And to keep in mind, this is still a draft.

Maybe life on earth is a draft.

Let’s make it the best draft possible!

January 11, 2018-Back to London and to a faster pace ;-)

Hello January,

hello London, I am back here, with my morning coffee, and my job starting today. I love this morning time when I get a chance to dream and to plan, and to float over the rooftops.

So, here I am, and if my coffee time is here to stay, let’s see what else is going to change!

Let’s start with a Harland Miller painting because it makes me smile 🙂

January 7, 2018- Where to? Year Compass

Hello January,

2017 has brought advancement in the last three to four months, making up for the first part of the year.

Still, am I talking about a breakthrough? What makes me slow?

I still have notes, work half-finished in my drawers (real and virtual).

Have I published all I can?

I have mentioned the fear of publishing.

How about what I want to accomplish in the NOW?

Should I spend more time on unfinished work or consider it as a form of training and move on to new things?

The sooner I make a decision, the better.

So, yes, I have a new project, and I am submitting it mid-Februrary.

At the same time, I took on a demanding part-time job, to start next week.

How about time for fun and play?

 

http://yearcompass.com